By ERIC BALMER
Although the Georgetown College women’s volleyball team was hoping for a Mid-South Conference title, they were not able to come up with a win in the final game. The Tigers (33-4), who were ranked No. 11 in the NAIA, would have had their first conference title since 2009. The MidAmerican Sports Center, in Louisville, was the setting for the tournament.
Georgetown fought back to defeat rival Campbellsville University (25-10) in five sets. The scores of that game were 20-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-13 and 15-11. GC didn’t have much time to recover from their match; they had to face a very difficult team quickly after their first game, Coach Griffin said.
The day was bittersweet for the well-performing Georgetown team. ”I was proud of the way we battled against Campbellsville,” the Tiger coach said. Then we had to almost immediately turn around and play a very hot Lindsey Wilson team” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).
GC couldn’t use the momentum of their win to take down Lindsey Wilson College, who took the tournament in four sets. Lindsey Wilson defeated Georgetown 29-27, 25-19, 23-25 and 28-26 in the final game of the MSC tournament.
Georgetown College, now ranked 13th in the nation, hosts a game Saturday. With a win, the Tigers can advance to Sioux City, Iowa for the NAIA Volleyball Championships. Nov. 26 through Dec. 1 is when the championships will take place. The time is still yet to be determined, but Georgetown will play Xavier University of Louisiana in the Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.
After the loss, GC went down two spots in the coaches poll. XULA is hot right now and has won six matches in a row. Four of their winning streak came from their own conference (Gulf Coast Athletic Conference). Georgetown has a better record against like opponents 4-1, compared to 1-2.